Thursday, April 28, 2011

Still Spring Soup

April is almost over, and I’m not sure it feels like spring yet. It seems like for the past two weeks, it’s been both rainy and stormy every day. And it’s been cold. So I took the opportunity to make soup. I considered making cookies, but soup won out.


I pieced together a few recipes for minestrone, and of course I did not measure. But this soup was perfectly delicious. Besides all the goodies in it, I think it’s the broth (Better Than Bouillon and pesto). This soup is made of:

  • Onion, Carrot, and Celery
  • Potatoes
  • Green beans
  • Cannellini beans
  • Spinach
  • Macaroni
  • Diced tomatoes in sauce
  • Better than Bouillon
  • Amore Pesto Paste
  • Maybe some other stuff I forgot to mention

Part of what I’ve been doing lately is kind of a pantry challenge, using up stuff I’ve had on hand for way too long. Sometimes those are interesting to read about, but mine seems a little scary.

The green beans were the last of a bag of frozen beans I’ve had a while, and I think the pesto paste was a Christmas gift year before last. Thanks to blog, I can tell you the macaroni was left over from November when I made mac and cheeze. I have been eating this soup for a week and I haven’t been sick. I think I have pretty good judgment when it comes to expired food.

I’m in spring cleaning mode – I’m also clearing out my closets. Cleaning out the pantry is more fun, though. I am too young to have so much junk I don’t want to think about. Have a great weekend, everyone!


  1. That soup looks great! I made some soup last night too. I'm in the spring cleaning and cleaning out mood, but I don't seem to be getting much done. :o) Have a great weekend!

  2. I didn't know that Amore Pesto Paste was vegan. Keep slogging out these posts till you can't take it anymore and then just let us know wazzz upppp????

  3. I don't think I missed anything in the pesto paste - it's all basil and oils.

  4. Oom sooup! I'll take that over cookies, definitely.

  5. Do you mean the macaroni was uncooked or cooked since November? I have to do that sometimes - make myself use things in the pantry. I'm really, really bad about buying things at the store without a menu plan, then I don't use it.

    The hard thing is when you're in spring cleaning "mode," but you're too busy to carry it out. That's how I feel right now, and it's very frustrating. I hope you get through it all and feel very light and breezy when you're done!

  6. We are back to cold and rainy, too. This whole day I have been craving such a soup. Thank you for the recipe!

  7. That's a great photo of the soup! I can just taste its comfort-ness (word?) all the way over here!